If you’re looking for a decidedly more casual belt for summer outfits, consider a woven or braided style. Braided leather belts may occasionally prove more expensive, but they add an element of texture to your wardrobe that traditional smooth leather belts lack; they also come with different types of buckles — like D-rings and sliders — adding to a more laid-back look.
Although there are luxury labels manufacturing belts with ludicrous markups, there is an ever-growing list of brands making belts that are both durable and affordable. Some of the entries are steadfast classics — Anderson's or Filson — while others are newcomers — Folk and Bleu De Chauffe. Here are some of our favorites.